OhannonPhiladelphia born songwriter and vocalist Ohannon sings poetic songs that chronicle his journey as an adventurous soul ever curious about mysteries of the universe. His multidimensional sound mingles elements of R&B, rock, pop, jazz and hip-hop that are filtered through bold melodies, ear-pleasing harmonies and exhilarating rhythms. And his graceful lyrics dive headfirst into the shared experience of being human, posing questions about the mysteries of love, loss, self-discovery, dreams, perseverance and joy. Ohannon’s kinetic artistry and warm spirituality sparkle through his performances and recordings and invite listeners into his imaginative inner realm.
A colorful spectrum of music is embedded in Ohannon’s DNA. Raised within a family of songwriters, his passion for singing began in church. He traveled the world as a military brat, soaking up the art and customs of diverse cultures, and his musical passion evolved into a bold and bona-fide love affair with how chords and different styles of music could rendezvous to express poignant feelings and impressions. Attending music school and exploring the work of pioneering, smooth-voiced storytellers such as Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday solidified his resolve to write classic songs with a fresh twist that strike a universal chord.
Now, Ohannon continues to experiment with different flavors and beats as he commits to making emotionally electric music that illuminates his heart and mind and celebrates his on-going growth. His first EP, Art Over Accolade was released in 2014. The album featured songs co-written by his songwriting partner Robert Trapp and was produced by multi-instrumentalist and producer Chris Warrior (Warrior Creations). He has recently added drums to his repertoire and is building a robust backing band for live shows. His next five-song EP will release at the end of 2015.